Introduction to Pranayama£20
About this course
Introduction to Pranayama
We take over 20,000 breaths every single day, but many of us remain unaware of its untapped potential. Come and learn how to harness the power of breathing to increase your energy, declutter your mind, and elevate your consciousness.
The fourth stage in the ancient path of Ashtanga Yoga is the practice of Pranayama, or control of the breath. Prana refers to the vital life force which we know as the breath that sustains the body throughout the day. By practising extension of the breath (ayama), our vitality, clarity and overall sense of wellbeing is significantly upgraded.
Pranayama serves as an important bridge between the external, active practices of yoga, like asana, and the internal subtle practices that lead us into higher states of consciousness. Broadly, the course looks at several useful Pranayamas, how imbalanced prana can become a cause of “dis-ease” in the body and highlights the benefits of controlled breathing on your health and your practice of Bhakti.
Organised in two sessions, the course will include:
- Short Mindfulness meditation
- Origin of Pranayama
- Benefits of Pranayama
- Pranamaya Kosha as explained in the Puranas
- Pranayama demonstration and practice
- Mindfulness meditation
- Recap of breathing practices from last week and any realisations
- Pranayama and posture
- Pranayama and everyday life
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